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Gus Worland Travels from Sydney, NSW

Gus Worland


  • Achievements
  • Health
  • Media
  • Men's Health
  • Mental Health
  • Resilience
  • Society / Social Trends
  • Wellbeing

Much loved Australian television and radio host, and passionate advocate for building the mental fitness of Australians. 


He founded Gotcha4Life in 2017, following the success of the ABC series Man Up and losing a very close friend and life mentor to suicide, as he realised he had the ability and networks to make a real difference.   Fast forward to April 2023, Gus was selected to speak at TED2023 in Vancouver, Canada and received a standing ovation and over a thousand hugs from the live audience. In a live and raw TED talk, which will make its way around the globe, Gus spoke on helping people develop the emotional muscle and social connections needed to prevent suicide and build mental fitness. 

Gus simply does not accept the alarming statistics surrounding suicide in Australia and that nine beautiful people take their life every day. Gotcha4Life believes in the power of prevention through connection and champions the idea of proactively building mental fitness and the emotional resilience required to navigate the challenges that life throws at us. 

We trust in the concept of starting meaningful conversations by developing better social and emotional connections with mates, families, colleagues, and community. 

Gotcha4Life’s mission is to inspire and enable people to take action to build their mental fitness, so no one worries alone. Driving change through projects and programs in schools, sports clubs, and communities. 

Gus wants to: 
• • Get to the bottom of the suicide crisis, effect real social change and hopefully save lives. 
• • Raise awareness about the multifaceted health benefits associated with having a close mate. 
• • Reduce the alarming statistics on suicide across Australia regardless of culture, socio-economic status, religion, ethnicity, gender identification or age. 
• • Have a real impact in helping Aussies identify when they are struggling. 
• • Empower men and women with positive strategies to seek support and social connectedness. 
• • Enable people to actively listen, to have transparent conversations and express themselves in meaningful ways. 

Gus spent 10 years in breakfast radio on Triple M. Starting on The Grill Team in 2009, within two years they doubled their ratings for this time slot, and Gus was awarded ‘Best On Air Newcomer’ at the 2010 Australian Commercial Radio Awards. The Grill Team changed to Moon Man in the Morning in 2019. In 2020, Gus moved to The Deadset Legends, a live sports chat show every Saturday Morning with Wendell Sailor and Jude Bolton. Due to popular demand the trio moved to Sydney Triple M Drive in 2021 with the show being called The Rush Hour. 

Hosting the 2016 ABC series Man Up was pivotal for Gus. The series was an exploration of modern masculinity (which Gus views is toxic) and men’s mental health issues – challenging masculine stereotypes and getting men better connected and breaking the silence around suicide. 

Following the enormous impact of Man Up, Gus founded Gotcha4Life with the mission to target Men’s Mental Health. Gotcha4Life today drives real change and funds educational workshops and innovative training programs throughout Australia that build mental fitness in all individuals, organisations, and communities to activate strong, open and binding relationships. He was an enormously engaged ambassador for the 2018 Invictus Games.

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